ERIC Number: EJ654457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Help Group Leaders as Community Helpers: An Impact Assessment.
Meissen, Greg; Warren, Mary; Nansel, Tonja; Goodman, Samantha
Journal of Rural Community Psychology, vE5 n1 Spr 2002
A study examined costs and benefits perceived by 26 self-help group leaders who helped rural Kansas communities in extending the use, awareness, and effectiveness of self-help groups. Findings that satisfaction in helping was the major benefit and time constraints the major cost were used to tailor leadership roles. Self-help group activity increased with network assistance. (Contains 21 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Action Research, Health Activities, Informal Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Mental Health, Rewards, Rural Areas, Self Help Programs, Social Exchange Theory, Social Networks, Social Support Groups, Technical Assistance, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas